Raising Broad Breasted Turkeys for the Table

Raising Broad Breasted Turkeys for the Table

Raising Broad Breasted Turkeys For The Table Raising broad breasted turkeys for my family table was the next stop on my homesteading journey after owning laying hens. My friends and peers warned me that turkeys can be fragile in their first few weeks of life and to...
All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens

All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens

All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens Have you ever seen a photo of an egg basket that contained eggs of all shades of brown, green, blue, and white? If you’re like me, you may not have even known that eggs come in other colors besides brown and white before owning...
All About Spurs In Chickens

All About Spurs In Chickens

All About Spurs In Chickens A spur on a chicken is a small, horn-like protrusion that grows from a chicken’s leg just above the foot. It points inward to be used as an efficient spearing weapon, when needed. The spur is most commonly found on roosters, where the spur...
Which Is Better? Day-Old Chicks or Started Pullets

Which Is Better? Day-Old Chicks or Started Pullets

Which Is Better? Day Old Chicks Or Started Pullets When deciding how to begin your egg laying flock of chickens, most people research the many breeds available to pick out their favorites, then make a list and go shopping. While most backyard chicken owners choose to...
Why Are My Hens Laying Small Eggs?

Why Are My Hens Laying Small Eggs?

Why Are My Hens Laying Small Eggs? In America, most of us have this idea in our heads that “bigger is better”. This notion seems to be particularly true when it comes to the size of our chickens and their eggs. Who remembers the 2017 viral internet video of the giant...
What Is A Cornish Game Hen?

What Is A Cornish Game Hen?

What Is A Cornish Game Hen? What is a Cornish Game Hen? This term invokes a scene in my head of a vast castle hall, full of fashionable royalty and a table full of a feast of roast chickens. Even if the term invokes a similar thought for you or not, the designation is...